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Boone County, Indiana

Organized in 1830, frontiersman Daniel Boone is this county's namesake

County Seat: Lebanon

Largest City: Zionsville (2018 population: 27,153)

Population per Square Mile: 158.43

Square Miles: 422.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)56,638270.9%6,484,061
Today (2018)66,999241.0%6,695,497
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*66,161261.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today18.3%2 3.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration8106 4,044
Net International Migration3025 14,959
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)374122.0%18,568

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,531226.8%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)13,1872219.7%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)5,214277.8%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)17,2522325.7%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,8612426.7%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)8,9542913.4%15.8%
Median Age37.8  Median Age = 37.9

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone188320.3%0.4%
Asian Alone2,049153.1%2.5%
Black Alone1,349262.0%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone30320.0%0.1%
White62,2942493.0%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,089241.6%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic64,8732496.8%92.9%
Hispanic2,126293.2%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)24,64526100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,6211726.9%18.6%
Married Without Children8,4272634.2%29.9%
Single Parents1,850277.5%9.5%
Living Alone5,3932621.9%28.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2018 (estimate)27,55326100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)26,54426100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
18,9052571.2%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$222,5002  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,7402621.6%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$7843  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 12,448231.1%1,117,590
Public12,448211.2%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)42,286271.0%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher93.6%3 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree48.3%2 25.9%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2018$73,5312156.0%47,149
Median Household Income in 201885,8762154.1%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 20185.4%9141.5%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 185.2%9129.7%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201824560.4%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20182,172560.4%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,384470.5%514,915

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2017770260.9%82,170
Births to Teens, 201716680.3%5,152
Deaths, 2017515290.8%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force35,904241.1%3,381,713
Employed34,933241.1%3,265,580
Unemployed971270.8%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate2.78179.4%3.4
December 2019 Unemployment Rate2.18670.0%3.0

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work42,474100.0%$2,067,269100.0%$48,671
Wage and Salary31,91275.1%$1,449,54170.1%$45,423
Farm Proprietors5011.2%$22,6251.1%$45,160
Nonfarm Proprietors10,06123.7%$280,14413.6%$27,845
Farm7001.6%$30,6141.5%$43,734
Nonfarm41,77498.4%$2,036,65598.5%$48,754
Private37,68388.7%$1,789,24186.6%$47,481
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,3885.6%$52,6312.5%$22,040
  Arts, Ent., Recreation7101.7%$10,7990.5%$15,210
  Construction2,8586.7%$206,52210.0%$72,261
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,2565.3%$133,6026.5%$59,221
  Information5401.3%$35,9711.7%$66,613
  Manufacturing2,9006.8%$178,4978.6%$61,551
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3,5448.3%$201,8809.8%$56,964
  Retail Trade3,9479.3%$139,4926.7%$35,341
  Trans., Warehousing7,11916.8%$346,83916.8%$48,720
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)9,334*22.0%*$331,445*16.0%*$35,509*
Government4,0919.6%$247,41412.0%$60,478

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed477100.0%100.0%$160,414$4,879,857
Single-Family47198.7%76.4%$159,814$4,269,197
2-Family61.3%2.0%600$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Boone County

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of County
Advance5140.8%
Jamestown9021.3%*
Lebanon16,11724.1%
Thorntown1,5532.3%
Ulen1270.2%
Whitestown8,62712.9%
Zionsville27,15340.5%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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